Warm East, Cool, Snow in the Rockies

This is the high temperature map from Monday.  Much of the East is warm to unseasonably warm, while cold air rules the Rockies.  Look at the afternoon high temperature in Denver of 35.  They had 3″ of snow in Denver and up to a foot of snow in some of the hills to the west.  Here’s snowfall totals.  You can see the cool air from MN across the Dakotas to Wyoming and down into New Mexico.  Dalhart TX had a high of 51, a cooler day than we have seen in Lower MI.

  This picture is from near Loveland Pass on Route 6.  Leadville CO (way up at 10,152 feet) had a high of just 30 on Monday.

National snow cover was at 4.6% Monday AM and that expanded down into Colorado during the day.  The lowest temp. in Alaska Monday AM was 6 at Anaktuvuk Pass.

Here’s a screen grab from the South Pole webcam.  As I type this, the temperature at the South Pole is -21 and the real feel temp. is -44…chilly, but no stinkbugs, box elder bugs or yellowjackets!


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